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Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

#18 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast
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1024 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1208 (Bellevue Place)
+1 312-640-0999
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed soup and salad after a day of eating. Si was an awesome waiter who was attentive and even brought us complimentary carrot cake! The cakes!! You must go here for a birthday! The slice of cakes were as big as your head!! Great atmosphere.

Thank Rachelle C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Their oysters for $1.00 during happy hours is amazing. The bread is warm and fresh and their oysters are always fresh and flown daily. Higly recomended for after work and before 6pm.

Thank chicago_tri_traveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Made reservation for celebrating a birthday with friends. Busy place and we could see why. Staff was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was fun and friendly light hearted. We had drinks in the bar before being seated, bartenders know their stuff. We were called right on time for our reservation. Our waiter was fun, energetic, told us he liked his job... More 

Thank BillNHeidi
Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been eating our way through the day so by 8 pm reservation we weren't as hungry as we should have been. We ordered oysters Rockefeller. You receive 4 oysters. They were good. The crab bisque was wonderful. Lots of crab. We also ordered the wedge and couldn't finish it. We were talking to our server Sid about the... More 

Thank jukie08
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would like to rate this the highest, but just cannot. Chilean sea bass was superb, but when a filet is served overcooked we have to guess no one checked the order before serving it. It was not brought to the table by the server, but by a runner then we had to flag down the waiter to send it back.... More 

Thank Luv2Go6
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our must-visits when in the city. This trip wonderful selection of fresh oysters with crab cakes were divine. Lively, friendly, expert service, great location, traditional pleasing dark wood trim nautical decor, wide menu choices, variety of seating options in different rooms.

Thank Carol B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the best of both worlds - Hugo's has great seafood and Gibson's, next door, has great steak. No need to choose when you order surf and turf at Hugo's! I'll be back!

Thank Matthew G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! The food was amazing! I had the crab cakes and they were some of the best I've ever tried! We had reservations for 7:00 on a Saturday night. We arrived 40 minutes early and were still sat immediately. The service was impeccable! I was actually more impressed with the service than the food. We will be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We love to eat here and the crab avocado dish is terrific. We were disappointed in our small table but ultimately were fine with it. The oysters and fish were very good. Our waiter's interest was diverted to another table with a very vocal customer which was disappointing.

Thank Doubledeacon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We ate here for dinner since they offer a very similar menu as Gibson's and we wanted steak. The food was excellent and the service was good. But what's with those giant pieces of cake?? It seemed like every table was celebrating something and brought out an ENORMOUS piece of cake! The table next to us was celebrating a birthday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1024 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1208
    (Bellevue Place)
  • Public Transportation: Accessible by elevated train (Chicago/State) and city bus (lines 36, 151)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-640-0999

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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